Southwest Inn demolished after May fire that killed 4 HFD firefighters, injured 13 others

Firefighters are busy battling a massive fire at a southwest Houston hotel

August 7, 2013 8:03:00 PM PDT
Piles of rubble are all that remain of the motel that was the site of a deadly fire. Four Houston firefighters died in the May fire at the Southwest Inn Motel.

On Wednesday, demolition crews pulled down what remained of the motel.

The blaze claimed the lives of Capt. Matthew Renaud, 35, who had been with the department for 11 1/2 years; engineer operator Robert Bebee, 41, who joined almost 12 years ago; firefighter Robert Garner, 29, who joined the department 2 1/2 years ago; and Anne Sullivan, 24, a probationary firefighter who had graduated in April from the Houston Fire Department Academy.

Thirteen other firefighters were injured while fighting the blaze.

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